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I used this recipe as a base and made quite a few changes that I think resulted in the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie. The first change I made was to use browned butter which seems to be one of the latest new trends going on in the pastry world. I also used vanilla sugar which is sugar that has vanilla beans in it to give it a richer flavor. I also used toasted pecans. I also let my batter rest for 36 hrs which is another thing I learned from pastry chefs. Lastly, using a high quality chocolate makes a huge difference. Yes, it does cost more, but it really makes a difference. Recently I learned that Trader Joe's has a high quality chocolate that won in a taste test. It even beat out Valrhona which is one of the finest there is. It also cost a less than Valrhona too. My sister used the same recipe with no changes and she couldn't believe that we had the same recipe because mine tasted so much better. It is worth it, but you do have to plan a head though. I have actually started selling these cookies to my coworker's as well as my husbands coworkers. Oh and used all vanilla because I don't like maple flavoring. I can't remember if this recipe had cinnamon, but I did add cinnamon in my revised recipe.

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mizjmassie December 26, 2011

These are WONDERFUL!! Made exactly as written and the turned out so good, I did make them a little smaller & adjusted cooking times...perfect to give away in my treat boxes. Making my 3rd batch now, Thank You for a wonderful recipe!!

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momofsixgirls December 23, 2009

Oh, baby...these are goooood! I doubled the recipe and used half milk and half white chocolate chips. Man, my kids mowed through these. lol Good thing I doubled it! Thanks for a goodie!...Gina :)

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JustGina410 September 15, 2010

I also used vanilla instead of maple extract, and they are yummy. I love that they are thick not thin and crunchy, but not hard as rocks. They have a little "give" to the texture which to me makes them perfect! They are perfect for dipping in tea. Next time I'm putting in nuts (kids don't like nuts, so the next batch is just for DH and me!) Thanks Kittencal! Another wonderful recipe!

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Jonesyx6 July 29, 2010

Perfect texture! Next time I will use vanilla rather than the maple extract. Loved these!

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Samantha in Ut June 24, 2010

My daughter's favorite cookie is chocolate chip and this one is the best! I made mine smaller and adjusted baking time and used vanilla instead of maple extract since it was all I had. She doesn't like nuts in her cookies so I didn't add them, but other than that made the recipe as written. I will be making this many, many times!

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TheMcMahons May 27, 2010

Another great recipe, Kittencal! Chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorite, and I'm always looking for an excuse to make them. Luckily, our church's annual meeting was yesterday, and I was asked to bring....cookies!! Yea! So I made your recipe. So glad I did! Chewy and so tasty. For the non-dairy creamer, all I had on hand was a flavored creamer..caramel vanilla flavor. So I put in about 1/2 Tablespoon. Tasted great! Thanks for another keeper!

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Hazeleyes January 18, 2010

We just made these for Santa and they turned out soooo good! They were pretty simple and so yummy. I didn't add any nuts though we don't really like them!

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pasmaszek December 24, 2009

These are the best cookies ever! Easy to make and delicious! A friend of mine who doesn't like cookies or desserts said that they were the best he ever had and proceeded to chow them down.

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Dave in New Hope December 17, 2009

Wow!!! I have tried so many different Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes, many tasting good, but never have I been able to find that WOW factor in any of them. My search continued determined to find a cookie as good as or better than a bakery cookie. I do not need to search anymore!!! These were absolutely amazing as was unanimously agreed upon by myself, my husband, my kids and a friend. My husband said never will we buy bakery cookies again now! Nothing I say can do justice to saying how good they really are! I'm going to pick up some Skor Chips to put in them next time, I'm betting they will be even better than our favorite Costco Cookies with Skor in them! Thank you so much Kittencal!! I better never ever lose this recipe! LOL

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jomom75 December 08, 2009
Kittencal's Jumbo Chewy Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies